Annotated Bibliography 1. Alston. J., & Thaxton, L. 2003. Stuff Happens and Then You Fix It: 9 Reality Rules to Steer Your Life Back in the Right Direction. New Jersey. It is a “simple guide for getting through life’s rough spots and turning obstacles into opportunities for growth.” Uses 9 rules to live by to get trough the tough times. Rule One: Wise Up, Stuff Happens. Rule Two: Take Action: To Win You Have to Begin. Rule Three: Get Knowledge, Knowledge is Power. Rule Four: Be Prepared. Rule Five: Find Out What Works: Working Hard at what Doesn’t Work Doesn’t Work. Rule Six: To Change Your Life, Change Your Mind. Rule Seven: Express Gratitude: Gratitude is the Most Powerful Attitude. Rule Eight: Make it 100 Percent Okay to Accept Criticism: Feedback. . . .The Breakfast of Champions. Rule Nine: Choose: The Power to Choose is Within. 2. Blanchard, K. 2002. Whale Done: The Power of Positive Relationships. New York. Uses the techniques used by whale trainers at Sea World to explain how to accentuate the positive and create good working environments and maximize your workers energy and enthusiasm. This is a motivational book. Learn how to energize your team to get involved and get things done. 3. Cap and Compass. 2003. Life After School Explained. _ HYPERLINK "http://www.capandcompass.com" __www.capandcompass.com_. A guide to the real world. Dinner etiquette, money basics, credit cards, apartment leasing, working/your job, taxes, miscellaneous. 4. Carnegie, D. 1936. How To Win Friends and Influence People. New York. The six ways to make people like you, the twelve ways to win people to your way of thinking, an the nine ways to change people without arousing resentment. Funny book about the truth about leadership and winning people over. 5. Cottrell, D. 2002. Monday Morning Leadership: 8 Mentoring Sessions You Can’t Afford to Miss. Dallas. This is a story about a new manager and how he maintains effective leadership in the workplace. Discusses the responsibilities that come with being the leader. Focus on the main thing, let go of the stuff that doesn’t matter. Leaders fix problems. Commit yourself to getting it done, don’t just talk about it. The team is always watching, do the right thing. Never settle, communicate effectively, reach for improvement, and maintain a good attitude. 6. Covey, S. R. 1989. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: Personal Lesson in Personal Change. New York. This book lays out a foundation for solving problems by forming seven habits. Habit One: Be proactive; Habit Two: Begin with the end in mind; Habit Three: Put first things first; Habit Four: Think win/win; Habit Five: Seek first to understand then to the understood; Habit Six: Synergism; Habit Seven: Sharpen the saw. Provides real live anecdotes and solutions to problems. 7. Fulton, R. 1995. Common Sense Leadership: A Handbook for Success as a Leader. New York. A briefer book that lays out the responsibilities and the correct way to carry out the responsibilities of a leader. The chapters emphasize different aspects of being a good leader and gives an example on each page of how to lead effectively. Each chapter defines a new aspect of a leader. For example: Chapter one is titled “A leader is. . .” and each page gives a different way of defining what a leader is. A good book to browse. 8. Johnson, S. 1998. Who Moved My Cheese. New York. This is a book about dealing with change in life and in work. A parable about four mice in a maze trying to find cheese. The cheese is a metaphor for what you want in life and the maze is where you go to find it. A great book to read to learn about how to handle change and how to help others handle change. Also available on CD. 9. Kiyosaki, R. T. 1997. Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What the rich teach their kids about money that the poor and middle class do not. New York. This book tells a story of a child with two fathers, a rich one and a poor one, and their different views about money. What the child learns from the rich dad and the poor dad are two separate ideas about money and the world. Falsifies common myths about money and attempts to educate the reader about how to make millions the right way. 10. Krzyzewski, M. 2000. Leading With the Heart: Coach K’s Successful Strategies for Basketball, Business, and Life. New York. This book uses a basketball team as an analogy for building a team within an organization. The sections are broken down into preseason (getting started, building the team, establishing respect), regular season (working together, training, positive outlook), postseason (reflection, crisis handling, task management), and all-season (character, friendship, life). 11. Light, R. J. 2001. Making the Most of College: Students Speak Their Minds. Cambridge. Based on ten years of interviews with Harvard students. The book emphasizes all aspects of college life and how to make the most of it. Some issues discussed are diversity, making connections, taking the right classes, relations with faculty, mentoring students, and college leaders. 12. Loeb, P. R. 1999. Soul of a Citizen: Living With Conviction in a Cynical Time. New York. A book on motivating people to live life actively as opposed to living passively. Encourages people to become involved in life and society. It inspires people to live with passion and find a purpose in their social life. 13. Lunden, S. C., Paul, H., & Christensen, J. 2000. Fish: A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results. New York. A parable about how to energize and improve your team. Tells a story of two businesses one successful, one not so successful and what it takes to make the workplace fun and enjoyable and therefore successful. This is a book about motivating people. The principles of Fish: Choose to make today a great day, Play: Be serious about your work without taking yourself too seriously at work, Be there: Don’t let distractions destroy the quality which is present in each moment, Find someone who needs a helping hand, a word of support, or a good ear and Make Their Day! A good book for motivation your executive members. 14. Maxwell, J.C. 2000. Failing Forward: Turning Mistakes into Stepping Stones for Success. Nashville. This book teaches the reader about the art of failure and how failure can lead to success if people learn to deal with it the right way. Maxwell breaks successful failure down into 15 steps. This book educates the reader on how to make a failure something to learn from, not something to fear. 15. Natavi Guides. 2003. Navigating Your Freshman Year. A book about living the life as a freshman in college written by students who have been there. Everything from what to pack, to exercising, to money management, to finding a job. 16. National Interfraternity Conference. Living the UIFI Experience. . . 365 Days of Leadership. This is a small book of inspirational quotes and stories about leadership. There is one story or quote for each day of the year. 17. Nelson, B. 1994. 1001 Ways to Reward Employees. New York. This book explains how to motivate people in the workplace, but can easily be applied to your organization. Encourages positive reinforcement. The book is divided into parts: Informal rewards, Awards for specific achievements and activities, Formal rewards. 18. Parks, S. D. 2000. Big Questions Worthy Dreams. San Francisco. Parks examines young adults in reference to their dreams and how they interact with their environment and the people (mentors) around them. She talks about their search for meaning and purpose in life and how their mentors affect this journey.